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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is november 26th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." breaking news overnight. the denial of former cuban president fidel castro. we look back at his defiant life and crowds take to the streets in miami. we will have worldwide reaction to the news of castro's death. choosing his eyes and ears. donald trump makes two more key appointments to his white house team. and putting pot out of business. how the new administration may crack down on the legalization of marijuana.
your world in 90 seconds. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. revolutionary hero, american enemy. cuba's fidel castro is dead at 90. >> he was tongue silence. a hush over the city of havana. >> it is interesting that he outlasted ten u.s. presidents. >> death of castro has brought joy to the streets of miami's little havana. >> we love cuba. >> rudy or romney? the republicans are squabble over whom to choose for secretary of state. >> there is this fierce battle going on behind the scenes. >> we are in this apprentice-like process. >> donald trump is a big man. >> [ bleep ] here? >> politics on a plane. >> donald trump supporter lashing out at other passengers. >> hey, baby. >> a federal judge said dylann roof is competent to stand trial in the shooting death of nine black parishioners in south carolina. >> americans brave the crowds
known as black friday. it is pragmatism and survivalism. >> there has to be a better way to save $15 on a $400 flat-screen tv. >> all that. >> at the white house, michelle obama welcoming the national christmas tree. >> the holidays start. we are ready. our last one. >> and all that matters. >> dawkins is pushed out of bounds. >> that is police arizona. >> sorry about that. so sorry. >> you're good, you're good. >> we got an apology. >> on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> she's fine. >> zach levine. whoa! just climbed a ladder on alex land. >> that was the best zach levine dunk i've ever seen in a game. we begin this morning with breaking news overnight. the death of cuban dictator fidel castro who died late last night. the announcement was made by his brother raul who is now president of cuba.
fidel was 90 years old and had been in declining health for a decade. a cause of death was not announced. >> cuba is in shock. but in miami, hundreds of cubans who fled the castro regime celebrated his death. castro led a rebel army to victory in 1959 and built a soviet style communist government 90 miles from the united states and he also pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. scott pelley reports on the life of fidel castro. >> reporter: he was the revolutionary leader who put cuba on the world stage and made himself a world player. the communist adversary for nearly ten u.s. presidents and wore the army .
in the 1950s, castro won victory in 1959 and he appeared on edward r. murrow's person-by-person, a rebel in paja pajamas. >> tell me, fidel castro, are you concerned at all about the communist influence in cuba? >> oh, i ain't worried because there is not threat about communism here in cuba. >> reporter: castro executed former officials and began to nationalize american-opened property. a trade embargo. cuban compiles to try to overthrow castro. the invaders were crushed as they waited ashore at the bay of pigs. castro embraced communism and moved closer to the soviet union. in 1962, the u.s. found evidence
of soviet nuclear missiles in cuba. >> i have directed the armed forces to prepare. >> the nuclear clock ticked down and then stopped. the soviets agreed to remove the missiles. in exchange, the u.s. promised not to invade cuba. castro's cuba is a land of kr contradictions and free medical world and poverty rate is among the highest and the economy is a disaster. the antique cars on shabby roads became as much of cuban cigars or music. twice, castro unleashed a mass exodus of cuban refuges on the u.s. shores and with the decline of the soviet union and its support, cuba faced economic ruins in 1990s forcing castro to encourage tourism and foreign investment. in 1998 he invited pope john
paul to visit cuba. he told them how he wanted to be remembered. >> he wanted a more society as many other men have dreamed up in the past. jesus among them. >> reporter: in july 2006 castro had intestinal surgery and announced a temporary transfer of power to his brother raul. the transition became permanent as castro's health declined and the fiery revolutionary faded from public view. today, the last historic political figure of the cold war is gone. scott pelley, cbs news, new york. >> reaction came fast following castro's death. mainly in little havana section of miami where hundreds of cubans settled when castro came to power. for them, castro's death is
cause for celebration. he is expected to be cremated today and a nine-day period of public mourning will be observed in cuba. castro's ashes will be buried december 4th in santiago, cuba. david begnaud is in the little havana section with more. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the crowds have thinned out significantly, but the expectation is that the sun rises, the crowd will return. look. the death of fidel castro had been a rumor that had become a running joke for many years but when people realized last night that, no, this is real, he is dead they came to little havana which is this cafe and folks come and get a shot of their cuban espresso and talk about the news but the news couldn't wait until morning. around midnight shortly before news broke out that fidel castro was dead, people flooded the street. this is the main road running through little havana and we have the video from last night. not only could you see it, but if you were anywhere in the area, you could hear it.
people banging pots and pans with spoons, banging on drums, riding through the street waving cuban american flags. police closed down the roads and allowed the protesters to march. it was peaceful and it continued well into the morning. at least four to five hours. a crowd believed to be at least a thousand people or more stood here in celebration over the death of fidel. >> we are celebrating the end of a man who separated so many families throughout the years. a man who killed many, who imprisoned many individuals just for thinking differently and not believing in his revolution, like my father who was a political prisoner in cuba for many years. i didn't get to live my -- my early years, my childhood with my father because of fidel castro and his regime. there, i am glad he is gone. i'm just sorry he is gone before
he is able to see a free cuba. cuba was going to be free and i think the ultimate slam in the face for him to be alive with a free cuba. >> reporter: the mayor of miami was walking the street an hour ago and i spoke to him. his father was a journalist in cuba who was jailed for 22 years. and so for him, this is not only political to be here to talk to his supporters but it's personal. i remember him saying to me, i believe that this will cause people in cuba to challenge the current castro, raul, who is now running the country. the bottom line, anthony, people here are hopeful. >> david begnaud in the little section of havana, thank you. the death of fidel castro raises questions what is next for relations for the u.s. and cuba. errol barnett is in our washington bureau with that part of the story. >> reporter: for almost 50 years, fidel castro ruled cuba with an iron fist.
the cuban missile crisis in 1962, castro allowing milveed on the island nation to be pointed directly to the u.s. mainland. the last remaining leader of the cold war, he watched his power slip away. fidel castro resigned as president of cuba in 2008 because of his ailing health. he was succeeded by his brother raul. in 2014, pope francis broke talks with raul castro and president obama to restore diplomatic ties for the first time since 1961. >> today, the united states of america is changing its relationship with the people of cuba. in the most significant changes in our policy and more than 50 years. >> reporter: the deal freed american electronics consultant alan gross who was held in a cuban prison for five years on charges he had been spying on the castro regime for the u.s. gross was released by the castro government in december 2014 and flown back to the states.
the same day, mr. obama announced renewed ties between the two nations. last august, the american embassy reopened on in havana for the first time since 1961 and secretary of state john kerry on hand for the reopening. >> leaders in haech havana and cuban people should know a democratic process of reforms. >> reporter: the future relations between the cuba and u.s. will soon be in the hands of prcket donald trump. during the presidential campaign, trump threatened to roll back concessions made by president obama in a series of executive orders. >> the agreement that obama signed is a very weak agreement. we get nothing. the people of cuba get nothing and i would do whatever is necessary to get a good agreement. >> reporter: trump says he could reverse those orders, might even break off diplomatic relations between the two countries. and it really is an open
question if president-elect trump will follow through with those campaign promises to undo president obama's work. we won't know exactly what trump will do until he is sworn in january 20th. alex? >> errol barnett in washington, thank you. castro's reach was far from the u.s. johnathan vigliotti has more worldwide reaction from london. >> good morning. glowing tributes came from predictable quarters this morning. among them, russia. the country had a close tie with cuba dating back to the revolution. president vladimir putin praised fidel castro calling him, quote, a symbol of an era in a statement released by the kremlin this morning. putin said a telegram to fidel castro saying he was a sincere and reliable friend to moscow. in moscow today they brought flowers to the cuban embassy there. soviet leader gorbachev chef
said fidel stood up and strengthened his country during the harshest american blockade and mandela had a close relationship with fidel castro and always remembered his sole da -- solidarity with the apartheid movement. >> johnathan vigliotti in london, thanks. now with more on the death of fidel castro, pamela faulk who had face-to-face meetings with castro when he was cuban president. pam, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. >> let's start how do you think this is likely to change things? we have a change in the u.s. administration that errol barnett talked about but how will this change things in cuba. >> raul castro has been ruling cuba since 2008 since fidel castro retired and made some reforms including the on trade to the opening of diplomatic relations with the obama
administration in 2015, but it's unlikely to change very -- in a very big way and especially in ways that people are really looking for like human rights changes. so that has more to do with the system in cuba and they have already been reacting to the election of president-elect trump. and so the idea here is castro laid the framework for being a defiant dictator, a demagogue, a charismatic leader and soviet puppet into one. that is the sense and overview of people have seen him and otherwise opened the door and forced people out. >> what about the incoming trump administration? we played some trump and donald trump's statements are different than where the current administration stands on policies. do you expect ties to change? >> for the moment, there may be some rolling back of some of the
expansion that president obama did in terms of travel of americans. but when you look at the trajectory of the ten presidents, the republicans have done quite a bit. in fact, ronald reagan was the one who opened the door with nuclear relations and trade pacts and the coastal arrangement. so there was a lot done during republican administrations, partly because there is always the interest in trade. but what is interesting is there was a time in 1998 when orlando hernandez, the yankee brothers, livan and orlando hernandez wanted to go out and it was the castro administration -- i mean, castro, himself, was appealed to by the pope. and he immediately -- i mean, i'm sorry. i asked the pope. it was cardinal o'connor who actually said, yes.
and then were ready to let them out before president clinton was ready to let them in. i think sometimes you see changes and you may very well see some interest. president-elect trump has said if hegotiate. >> pamela faulk, their for being with us. >> much more ahead in our next hour. turning to the presidential transition. the next edition or editions to donald trump's cabinet team likely won't be announced until after this weekend. on friday, the president-elect did name two figures to his white house staff. k.t. mcfarland is tapped at deputy national security adviser and she currently works as an analyst for fox news. and has worked in the administrations richard nixon, gerald ford and ronald reagan. and trump campaign attorney donald mcgahn is set to serve as white house counsel and neither post requires confirmation by the senate. >> appears to be a split in the transition people who is nominated to lead the state
department. the leading xaents for secretary of state are said to be former republican presidential nom ine mitt romney and former new york mayor rudy giuliani. other possible nominees are former cia director david petraeus and republican senator bob corker and marine corps general john kelly. >> for more on the trump transition, we are joined by mark alexander, dean of the villanova school of law and part of the senior leadership for the obama/biden transition effort. good morning. thanks for joining us. >> thanks. >> reporter: let's first talk about secretary of state. you have rudy giuliana, former mayor of new york openly lobbying for himself to be the secretary of state nominee and public back and forth between the members of the transition team. how unusual is that back and forth? >> highly unusual. there is always a behind the scenes jockeying. everyone wants these positions. what is interesting to see this out front and in public. it's something that the presidency is not the same as a
campaign. so i think what is really important is the president-elect has to realize he can't run this as he ran his campaign because these kinds of public spats are a very different kind of issue. >> what is interesting, also, you got kellyanne conway who is his campaign manager now taking this battle on to twitter essentially trying to knock down romney and saying she has seen so much criticism of him. what do you make that have? >> i think that is a concern for the president-elect. if he is going to be president, he has to realize he is the one out front and having his team fighting and infighting in public is a significant problem for any president to have that kind of a public discord about the decisions being made behind the scenes. >> mark, when we talk about the positions that are yet to be filled, we know he has made some cabinet picks but there are 4,000 appointments still on the list, political appointments. where are we in terms of that process? >> when people start getting
appointed or named to the top spots and they fill up. behind the scenes we are seeing a lot of folks are starting to go through resumes and build folks and and tentatively slotting them in certain posing. the top ones that are political, those are the ones with that have to come in place before the final decisions are made for those spots. >> we not only have a transfer of party but a change in party which is going to make significant changes, yes? >> big difference. that is a very significant difference. we are seeing resignations being announced and that means when january 20th comes there is a new administration, new people have to take charge. and with a lot of folks who are going to be leaving from the previous administration, change of party, then i think there is going to be a lot more that the new president has to step in and be ready to do on day one. >> mark alexander, thank you. >> jill stein has formally filed a request for a statewide recount with wisconsin. stein says she has raised $5 million to launch the effort
following reports of hacking in the battleground state. she says her push is aimed at restoring voter integrity and is not designed to change the outcome. stein is also lobbying for a recount in pennsylvania and in michigan. she drew just 1% of the vote nationally. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the post and courier of charleston, south carolina, jury selection begins monday in the trial of dylann roof. this after a federal judge ruled the white man accused of shooting nine black people to death in a charleston church last year. the judge ruled that he is competent to stand trial. roof's attorneys had argued that roof did not understand the charges against him. roof could face the death penalty if convicted. "the new york times" reports the fbi is charting progress in its efforts to cut the reach of isis on social media. u.s. intelligence officials say numerous english speaking computer scientists with ties to the terror group have been killed in the past year.
they are blamed for spreading isis propaganda around the world and inspiring so-called lone wolves to carry "on deadly attacks such as those in san bernardino, california and in orlando, florida. "the washington post" reports a syrian family who named their daughter angela merkel after she was born in a german refuge camp has been denied asylum in germany. the girl's parents say they wanted to honor the respected chancellor while offering a nod to their intended new home. the family has been granted what is described as limited protection answer can stay in germany one year. it is reported that security increased in london to prevent a threat to burn memorabilia of sex pistols. they burned a record during the week and plan to burn more records tomorrow. sunday marks 40 years since the band released its debut single
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einstein's therapy? >> it's all there. you learn, how you learned to think that way. the space time continuum is curved. what does that mean? we were compelled to go there because of the data we learned and obtained on the universe. this is book is a survey of what we know and how we came to know it. >> you have a whole chapter on searching life in the galaxy. >> yes. there is a famous way to think of that after an astronomer drake -- >> not drake the singer? >> nor, do i think they're
related at all. >> go ahead. >> to give a simplified version. a full blown version in the book. a simplified version is you start with the total number of stars in the galaxy. several hundred billion. then you start hacking away at that number. what percent, what fraction of those have planets, what fraction of those planets have life. what fraction of those planets with life have intelligible life. and what of those have civilization. we give the very latest estimate of those fractions and the result we come up with is about 100 civilizations in the galaxy right now that we can communicate with. >> hold on. my 9-year-old daughter would go like this. that's mind blowing. >> civilization now. >> what do you mean by intelligent life? >> because we're doing the defining. maybe we come upon life that is so advanced beyond us, that they would not classify us as intelligence. ,,,,,,,,
♪ one of many questions yet to be answered about donald trump's incoming administration is how it will deal with the growing number of states that have legalized some form of marijuana use. in this month's election, four states, california, nevada, massachusetts, and maine joined four other states and washington, d.c. in legalizing recreational pot use. in total, 28 states have now legalized either medical or recreational marijuana. >> but the president-elect's nominee to run the justice department is staunchly opposed to marijuana legalization. here is senator jeff sessions speaking last april during a hearing on marijuana legalization. >> we need grown-ups in charge
in washington to decide marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it's, in fact, a very real danger. >> for more, we are joined by cbs news justice reporter paul reed and mark climan of the justice program and professor of public policy. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> paula, are there any indications yet as to how the incoming administration is going to enforce federal drug laws? >> yes. we are likely to see a change in the overall tone in how they implement the federal drug baus. obama's justice department backed off of aggressive enforcement of drawing laws, part of an overall justice to reform the criminal justice system when it comes to drugs and the compact it has on minorities. even though a lot of those reforms had bipartisan support, sessions was always a holdout and why we expect more aggressive enforcement of marijuana laws but we don't know
how much. >> what about the argument senator sessions is making it's not good and shouldn't be legalized and a gateway drug, the narrative there against pot. what has your research shown? >> it's definitely not benign. it's gotten less benign over time and commercialization has made it worse. the cannabis on the market today is much more dangerous than years ago and that is not a healthy development. there is no evidence of a gateway effect. that doesn't say it doesn't exist, just that nobody has any data for it right now. and there is pretty good evidence, not completely convincing, but i think adequate to go forward with, that making cannabis available reduces -- the states that have loose marijuana laws, fewer opioid prescriptions and fewer opioid deaths. >> interesting. >> an issue that gets to be
ideological. they insist it's substitution of everything else and all of the opponents say it's complicating everything else and those who do the research say could be one, could be the other. there is no logical reason for it to go either way. you got to worry about juveniles who get heavily involved with cannabis or everything else. clearly having being dependent on anything as an adolescent creases your addiction later on in life. heavy cannabis explosion in the country. four times as many cannabis users as 20 year ago. >> you're seeing this among young people, too? >> no. >> no? >> no. it's almost all among adults. darn if i know why. but there it is. >> i could give you some idea! >> we are not back to 1979 levels for minors. whereas, for the adults, particularly heavy use, it's
unprecedented. 8 million people smoking every day or almost every day. >> paula, the president-elect says he thinks individual states should decide. we have 28 states have passed this now. is there any chance you think this could get rolled back in some of these places? >> the federal has a lot of power and want is a illegal at the federal level. they can't criminalize marijuana in the states passed these laws but could make life difficult for businesses who operate in those states. here is how they could do that. tear up the cold memo. that was issued by the deputy attorney general saying, look. prosecuting marijuana not the best use of our federal resources, let's not make that a priority. there was another memo that also said that banks should -- can and should do business with legal marijuana businesses. that is also very important. you tear up both of those policy memos and make life difficult for businesses and supply chain in states where it's legal. >> thank you both very much. thinking of binge watching this holiday weekend?
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with doctors dr. tara narula and dr. dave i gus. news from the internal medicine journal which reported a nationwide decline in the prevalence of dah men that. the study compared statistics from 2000 to 2012 and presented the prevalence rate of dementia among americans 65 and older fell from nearly 12% to just under 9%. david, what is to credit for the decline? >> it's very positive, obviously. you know, it's big data so we are not quite sure of the reasons but what we think is dementia goes with educated. the more educated you are the less dementia happens over time and the population is getting more educated. a wild data from europe every day you reduce the incidence of alzheimer's or dementia by 3%. people who are more educated,
they take their medicines more and have better health care and use their brains more. the hope is that we can learn from this and actually push more people into that track. >> tara, does this mean the overall people with dementia is expected to decline? because we have predicted they will increase. >> these statistics are devastating. as david says this gives us hope we can reduce this risk. the issue while the prevalence rate is going down the overall prevalence or number of disease cases is expected to rise as we see aging of the population. right now we have about 5 million americans over 65 with alzheimer's and dementia. by 2025 is it will triple so still aggressive research needed into these regions. >> david, does that exist across other diseases as well? >> well, certainly, you know, people use more health care and
better at knowing what to do and hopefully taking their medicines. what we learned from awful us in medicine we have to educate better and push people. you don't use it, you lose it, especially with the brain. figure out ways to be uncomfortable to make your brain learn. drive a different way to work every day. take your watch with your left hand and put it on your right hand. rearrange the furniture in your bedroom. they matter. >> it's building new neuropathways? >> exactly. stimulate your brain and learn a language. >> fascinating. >> the next topic is strokes. while the overall rate of strokes has been declining for decades, the risk levels are rising for a certain age group and it's not the elderly. a study published in the journal of the american heart association found that over two time periods, one from 1995 to 1999 and the second from 2010 to 2014 is schemic strokes which are the most common type, more than doubled in patients ages 35 to 39. stroke rates were also up among those ages 40 to 54 but a
decline in patients older than 55. david, what are some of the possible reason for these increases? >> the generation before actually had the lowest stroke rate we have ever seen. all of a sudden, seeing stroke go up and at the same time weight and diabetes are going up and stroke associates with those two orders. we have to pay attention. again, this is big data. we don't know exactly the cause but these associations are real. >> tara, the study also looked at heart attack rates. >> the rate of strokes went up for the younger populations, interestingly the rates what is a type of heart attack blood flows is occluded in one of the arteries to the heart muscle those rates went down across all age groups in particular in the young. the rates petered out or stayed steady the last five years of the study. what this says is maybe we are doing a better job with our preventive efforts with aspirin and statins and decreased smoking rate. why there is a spike in this
stroke rate is unclear and maybe high blood pressure may be more rev lent for younger ages than heart attack which has to do with abnormal cholesterol levels. increasing prevalence of some of those arrhythmias. >> what is the potential impact here? >> as a cardiologist, so hard to see when you see working people finally disabled. not that the disease can kill but it can leave you crippled and can't seat or walk. a lot of people young people think if i feel well, i'm fine but these disease processes are silent. as david mentioned so important to take control by doing preventive pressures, controlling blood pressure and not smoking and exercising and
controlling your weight. we can really reverse this trend. >> david, how do you convince people they are not invincible? >> million dollar question, right? >> to get someone 20, to 80, it's difficult. we don't have a number for health on our watch to tell us what is going on. that is one of the million dollar questions in health and we have to figure out better. to me, it's he education. you don't tell people what to do, you explain to them why and the behavior starts to change. >> i've got a 16-year-old. and a 20-year-old. even the best education, it's like they don't see past next year. >> you don't. it's certainly a major issue. there is no other way around it is the only way is that if we start to educate. it's one of the critical problems of our country is many many of these diseases are delayable and preventable but we are not doing it. >> for years we have seen the ads asking, got milk?
the question might -- should be got the right milk. parents might assume that lower fat milk is healthier but that might not be the case. a new study published by the american journal of clinical nutrition looked at more than 2,000 kids age 6 and younger. it found that those who drank whole milk compared to 1% milk had higher amounts of vitamin d and a lower body mass index. i am surprised, david. what the what? >> well, i mean, a lot of ways to look at it. again, it's not a randomized study. maybe at kids got, you know, more fatter, the parents said, listen, i'm going to switch them from whole milk to low fat milk and maybe why there is a association? the other is when you drink whole milk, you're filled. you may not have the twinkies or the other junk foods and that may be. we have to learn from these associations but it clearly doesn't necessarily show causality. >> i'm a 2% guy. >> i'll drink heavy cream, if i'm allowed to. >> doctors, thank you both very
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i do blood clot prevention foot pumps using this cap while toothpaste drives up a zit on my chin. wow, winded. haven't done that for a while. feel good. >> a lot of people are probably watching the gilmore girls series on netflix this holiday weekend and while binge watching might seem like a luxury, some people around the country are calling it a utility. as carter evans reports, that means they are trying to tax it. >> this tax doesn't make sense. it's a money grab and all i got to say. >> the pasadena city council has been taking heat for weeks after announcing 9.4% tax on streaming
video. >> even if it's just a couple of dollars it's taxed twice. >> tyrone hampton says the surprise tax was designed to make up for lost tax revenue for people getting rid of cable tv and home phones. >> i read it multiple times. when did this happen? >> reporter: it happened when pasadena voters modernized a law in 2008 to tax land lines and never'ing it could be applied to video streaming. 41 california cities now have similar laws. >> folks wake up and see tax line items on their bills and not happy. >> reporter: internet association director robert callahan believes cities could be violating federal law because the government doesn't allow tax on the internet. >> utilities are electricity and water and sewer and all sorts of other types of actual utilities.
websites and appeas don't fit tt mold whatsoever. >> reporter: it hasn't stopped chicago who is currently being sued for charging a 9% tax on video streaming. and pennsylvania is charging a 6% tax on everything from apps to downloads to help close a 1.3 billion dollar budget gap. and now in the face of stiff opposition, pasadena has put its new tax plan on hold. >> where do we stop? you know? is it hulu, is it netflix? is it pandora? every time you stream music in your car? where do we actually stop? >> reporter: so far, no california cities have actually started collecting the unpopular streaming tax and when they do, they will likely end up in court. for "cbs this morning: saturday," carter evans, los angeles. >> so the question is how much is that house of cards season worth to you? >> 9% is a lot! >> in chicago is high!
>> that is high. i could see a small tax but 9%? >> that is down right frank underwood style. >> yeah. coming up, chasing oscar gold. our film critic reveals the movies you have to see before the awards season gets under way. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." in our house, imagination runs wild. but at my table, i keep the food real.
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discovery nearly 150 years in the making. this week researchers identified this rare ship wreck on the bottom of lake ontario. 51-foot sank in 350 feet of water in 1872. all three people on board survived. black duck is believed to be the only fully intact ship of its class in the great lakes but don't think about going for sunken treasure because what they got on this ship is coal. that's it. but it's really cool looking. >> i love a good ship wreck story, especially when you get so say the phrase black duck over and over again. >> it's kinds after quirky name for a ship. coming up, delivering christmas. new york is known for its great holiday decorations. down one company is responsible for much of the cheer? we will take you inside their
warehouse just ahead. for some of you, your local news is next. rest of you, stick around. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." when is the time to tell a story? >> that was definitely a debate going back and forth. we felt like everybody that is happening all over the world it's not soon enough because this is a message of love and people coming together. and so we felt like, you know, it was -- it was very important to do this. but do it right and of course, me being from boston and knowing i would be held accountable personally, a lot of pressure. certainly more pressure than i ever felt. >> was it added pressure? >> oh, absolutely. look. i like to go home and i like to show my face and be welcomed with open arms. you know, everybody knows somebody who was directly affected by this. it's such a small community. so, yeah, i felt an enormous amount of pressure but i knew, based on my work and experience with pete, that he was the right
guy for the job because of how much he cares. >> it said you challenged him all along? >> yes, yes. i was extremely worried. i would calm him at 4:00 in the morning and be at his hotel door. >> the third film that we have worked on and mark, you know, is one of the hardest working people i know and he always works hard. i think on this one he and all of us worked a lot harder. i felt his pressure and all of us wanted so much to get it right for the men and women of that boston community, the police officers. >> did you appreciate the pressure? >> very much so. yes. >> sounds like it was a lot of pressure. >> when you meet the men and women, like danny, a chinese immigrant who escaped from those brothers and quite possibly saved a similar explosion in new york or the police officers that worked, we meet these people and the victims and the survivors. you meet those families, you can't help but feel it. ,,,,,,,,
♪ welcome to "cbs this morning: saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> i'm alex wagner. >> this half hour, we will take you inside the building that houses the spirit of the season. american christmas is responsible for decorating the heart of new york city and other cities and we will show you how they pull it off. >> it's also the season for award winning movies. later, we will bring you up-to-speed on the films that have the best shot at those coveted nominations. >> artist from elton john to alice cooper say they are one of the best young bands around. the lemon twigs are a band of brothers from long island, new york. we will talk to th david, good morning.
partying since midnight when they learned that fidel castro was dead. behind me they reopened a main road in little havana. there is still a group of protesters, some of them -- not protesters, actually. people celebrating. who have been here the last six to seven hours. the mayor of miami who, by the way, is a cuban american, his father was a journalist on the island and was jailed for 22 years under fidel castro, he came here today to tell the people you can stay as long as you want. as long as you are peaceful, i will allow the police to close the streets. whatever. stay and enjoy. this is a party. somewhat bizarre to be in an area where people are celebrating the death of someone, but that is exactly what is happening here. i want to introduce you to margarita aguilar. you're waving a flag that your grandfather owned. he and his father didn't live long enough to get the news. i wonder what went through your mind when you heard it this morning? >> i was happy. to be honest, it brings hope. i have a lot of hope now for my
country. >> reporter: have you been back to cuba since you left when you were 4? >> no, i refuse to go back until it's fully democratic. >> raul castro said he may leave in 2018. do you believe that? >> well, don't let the door hit him where it counts. yeah, that would be a good thing. but i don't know what is coming up behind him. so hopefully democracy will come into my country. >> margarita, thank you. appreciate it. happy thanksgiving weekend to you. just one more thing i'll wrap up with is how many people we have heard from here in miami who have said something similar to margarita. i just wish my mom and dad could have lived long enough to hear the horns and see the people celebrating and finally see the news that fidel castro is dead. >> david begnaud in miami, thanks for that update. more reaction on fidel castro life and death.
a cbs news producer is here who has covered cuba 12 years and joins us by telephone from havana. porsche, how did the news break and what is the reaction inside cuba? >> alex, it's very difference from the reaction in miami. the news broke, the late newscast last night. there was a statement by president raul castro. very briefly. it clearly was a huge surprise because after they showed the tape with the announcement, the d say the reaction here has been very quiet. people who learned about his
death last night stayed glued to their tv sets. as i drove through the city this morning, streets are empty. very little traffic. people inside their homes trying to digest the news. >> there is going to be nine days of mourning in the country and i'm just wondering if you're sensing already any sort of generational difference in reaction to this? >> reporter: there is a generational difference, because the important thing is that fidel castro didn't die while he was still president of the country. he wasn't in office. so he has been out of the main scene since 2006 and certainly after 2008 when raul castro took over permanently. so the younger generation that grew up after 2004 doesn't remember the presence of fidel castro that the older generations do and the people who took part in the revolution. older people are more emotional and reacting more strongly,
where younger people say, oh, it's a shame, he was an old man, you know, my family likes him. they don't have that same visceral tie to him that many older people do have. >> thank you very much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. the next edition or editions to donald trump's cabinet team likely won't be announced until after this weekend. >> on friday, the president-elect did name two figures to his white house staff. k.t. mcfarland is tapped at deputy national security adviser and she currently works as an analyst no fox news and worked in the administrations of richard nixon and gerald ford, and ronald reagan. trump campaign attorney donald mcgahn will serve as white house counsel. neither post requires confirmation by the senate. >> there appears to be a split within the transition team who will be nominated to lead the state department. the leading candidates for secretary of state are said to be former republican presidential nominee mitt romney
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♪ ♪ santa claus is coming to town ♪ the christmas season is officially under way and one of the shopping meccas is mid-town manhattan. millions of people, tourists and locals alike make the pilgrimage each year. michelle miller is here with the story of one company that helps tran form this city and others into a holiday paradise. good morning, michelle! >> reporter: good morning. they certainly do. every year, new york retailers and office buildings go all out to get into the holiday spirit and many of the world's most iconic buildings and land marks join in making it happen.
in mid-town manhattan on monday, sac saks fifth avenue turned into a land of thousand delights and the theme of a show running every ten minutes from now until the new year. the display of 25,000 programmable lights and strobes and voltal and crystals took 11 months to produce and six weeks to install! >> welcome to american christmas. >> reporter: this is it! i mean, this is my dream! you understand? >> this is a christmas wonderland for sure. >> reporter: it really is. and it started here with fred swam and his company american christmas. >> so this is 14-foot diameter wreath that will hang in the general motors building on fifth avenue. >> reporter: we visited back in october, just days before these treasures were trucked down to manhattan. >> the building is 110,000 square feet and it is filled with every type of christmas decoration and display that you
can imagine. >> reporter: candy canes! 57th street. >> 18-foot tall candy canes that hang at 9 west 57th street. this is the 72 foot-round tree at radio city on the facade. >> this is it? >> that's it. >> reporter: the full tree is wired with 10,000 l.e.d. lights and took 25 people to build and 40 people possess install. >> we close the streets on fifth avenue and decorate over night and christmas happens in new york city. >> the retailers up and down fifth avenue and companies like cartier. >> we dick rate the mansion on fifth avenue with a giant bow and rhythm. the panthers are a significant part of the cartier mark, so we have these lit panthers climbing up the building and sitting on the ledges. we have thousands upon thousands of ornaments and novelties and
florals and ribbons and puts us in position to always offer unique custom displays to all of our clients. >> reporter: so organization is key? >> oh, i think our ability to organize all of these different materials and elements is critical to our success. >> reporter: the company was a present of sorts from swam's father when he was a month away from graduating college. marvin swam was a commercial artist specializing in artificial plant and flower arrangements and he had a small christmas division. but were you one of those kids who said i am not going in the family business? >> as a kid, it was not my intention. even while he was in college, it was not my intention. >> reporter: so what sold you? >> well, it was really a matter of my father's circumstances changed in which he sold this larger corporation and the company that he sold to was simply going to liquidate the inventory of the christmas
division. >> reporter: you were, wait a minute. that is the heart of the business. >> we felt there was an opportunity so i bought back the christmas division from the company that my father had sold. >> reporter: is it safe to say you've built this business to the point where it's even bigger than the original business? >> for sure. >> reporter: for years, swam worked hard to build american christmas. >> i literally walked every block of manhattan and called everyone that i could possibly call. it took a number of years but slowly, but surely, i started to gain a clientele. >> reporter: he got his big break in 1997 when radio city and rockefeller center got on board. you know what you could have said, fred? take a look around me. why wouldn't they hire me? >> we try to just, you know, give our clients a sense for what we are capable of and talk a little bit about our experience and, hopefully, that will provide comfort and influence them to engage with us. ♪ >> reporter: how far do you go?
>> you got to go big or go home. >> reporter: mark metric is president of saks fifth avenue. >> what does american christmas bring that nobody else does? >> they bring an elevated energy and they bring something that they know how to do it and the goal was to bring joy. joy is a big word this year. really, i think everyone needs it. >> reporter: including the hemp family. >> it's fantastic. you only see something like this in new york city. it's beautiful. it's amazing. >> it gives you that -- that christmas feeling. that, that, that feeling of family and good feeling on the inside. >> reporter: swam's employees enjoy seeing their works on display just as much as anyone else. it must be thrilling when the lights turn on and the onlookers are there and their response to what you and your team have created? >> yeah, for myself and for my entire team, watching the reaction of people on the streets and watching literally thousands of people taking
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the best time of year for serious movie buffs. the hollywood award season the next few weeks the studios will deliver a wide range of films and mostly dramas aimed at oscar voters and other media and movie professionals. let's look at a few of them with eric davis. good morning. >> good morning. >> this looks like a pretty exciting crop of films coming up here. >> a good year. opposite of last year. no #oscar so white. this year we have multiple films with diverse ensembles and highlight of people of color. i think every movie we are going talk about today should be nominated for best picture and many, if not all of them, will be. >> let's start at the top of the list. first up is "silence." marty scorsese's passion project. >> this is a film he has wanted to make for 30 years. it's definitely a passion project. it follows two 17th century jesuit priests traveling through japan and spreading christianity and looking for their missing
mentors. this is a film he wanted to make for decade so we will get the best of him as filmmaker and if that happens it's one of the best films of the year no doubt. >> trailer very intense. >> two great actors who are very much having a moment. >> exactly. >> "fences" from a play directed and starring denzel washington. >> he played this character on the stage as well. this is african-american family, late 1950s, the evolving relationships between a father and a son, a husband and a wife. denzel washington and viola davis are so good in this film and not talking about two of the best performances of the year but i think two of the best performances of the last 20 years. >> wow. >> yes. i think they both won tony awards for playing these characters on stage and win oscars for playing these characters on the big screen. lock it in. you heard it here first. >> take it to the races. eric, also on this list is one of my favorite movies of the
year "moonlight" by barry jenkins. moving but smaller film. >> we see the low budget underdogs their way into the awards conversation. this year it's "moonlight." a three-part story coming of age about an african-american boy who sort of is grappling with his sexuality amidst of world of drug dealers and gang bangers and seen movies set in this world but nothing to this point of view. each part feels like it's own experience and so full and melancholy and directed by barry jenkins who i think is going to on to great things after this movie. a ton of nominations and six independent spirit award nominations the other day so on its way. >> the next film. >> move over, ben affleck and make room for casey affleck who is tremendous in this film about a man who returns to his hometown to kind of take care of the affairs of his brother after he passes away suddenly, take
care of his nephew played by lucas hedges who we see. he may be nominated. lucas hedges is really good in this film. a gut punch after movie and hurt so bring the tissues. you know what? it is so real. it feels like you're peeking in and spying on this family. credible performances all around. i think it's going to be a big-time nomination. >> i'm sure we are going to hear that affleck, massachusetts -- okay. "hidden figures" is the true untold story of three african-american women who are mathematicians in the '60s? >> working for nasa. the meat and potato of the space race. america is trying to beat russia to the moon and into space. these women were part of this and during the depression. i think this is one of the best crowd pleasers of the year and never underestimate a crowd
pleaser because they usually win best picture. i think this is one of the best ones and lah-lah land as well. >> you brought that up. i'm intrigued by this film. old school hollywood musical? >> old school and new musical. the director did "whiplash" a couple of years back and my favorite movie of the year. ryan gosling. >> comes out. >> they play aspiring artist who falls in love and he is a jazz pianist and she is a actress. what happens when one is more successful than the other? a beautiful love letter to los angeles and any kind of art produced on a stage be it a jazz set, a musical, a movie. just one of the most delightfully compelling experiences you'll have at a movie theater this year. please go see this. >> "lion and jackie." tell us about those two. >> "lion" fascinating real life story about a little boy from cu india gets lost for years. eventually he is adopted by an
australian couple. as an adult he uses google earth to find his family. i met the real life guy who is a great guy. compelling film. powerful ending. "jackie" natalie portman is phenomenal. it's all about her. i think she is a front-runner for best actress as the former first lady jackie kennedy. in this film she shows a jackie kennedy hours and days, immediate hours and days after president kennedy's assassination. standing tall despite her life crumbling around her and taking ownership over her family's legacy. good film, not a great film but great performance from natalie portman. >> thank you for your time. >> giving me a long list, eric! a long list. up next "the dish" from engineering school to wall street to the london "playboy" club to fame as a world class
chef. judy is ready to wow us coming up next on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> in truth, i think the evolution of the show, we just became better at doing it. >> this is "the daily show" with jon stewart! >> what we tried to develop was a decent internal barometer of what worked for the show. and how well we could execute it. it is bush by 225 votes. as you can see, it's never going to end. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to work on my obama, ready, here we go? yes, we can. [ laughter ] >> what an entrance, an escalator down. i haven't seen an entrance that majestic, since my friend met me at the gap after grabbing an orange julius. you could never look at a piece and say i don't know if this is emmy worthy. and we're an emmy award winning show.
>> yes, indeed. >> had you to try and keep your own morality and integrity as the beacon for where you wanted the material to go. i want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege? >> i know -- i knew you would. >> it's the best extension of your talent? >> i believe it's the best extension of what i know how to do, perhaps i didn't necessarily know it at the time. >> but you were running the show, too. you were there in the trenches. >> i wouldn't refer to that -- if you have a crash services table, generally, that's not trenches. >> chris, what did it become? it became for all of us kind of a cultural event. >> yeah. >> and that is interesting. >> more than a show? >> yeah, it's easy to forget in 2016 what the media world looked like in 1996. 1979, 1999. ,,,,,,,,
you may be working on a fridge full of leftover turkey and dressing this weekend. but this morning, we are heading in a different direction with chef judy from new jersey who took interest in cooking while watching her mother prepare traditional korean dishes at home. she earned an engineering degree and stock trader and culinary school and emparked on cooking career. >> she has two restaurants in london and hong kong. a winner of iron chef uk. she also hosts the cooking channels korean food made simple. welcome to "the dish." >> welcome! >> no matter what we do, not enough time to cover everything
you've done which is extraordinary. but let's start with this table. what is on it? >> this is kinds of a fusion korean table but i think it works well being in america. start out here a tea with lemon and fusion with british dessert and korean accents and spinach side dish here with ginger garlic and typical type of ingredients there. center stage is marinated steak and deep caramelization and no korean table is complete without this! >> my favorite! >> spicy cabbage and super food. eat a lot of that stuff. onward to soybeans. ginger sesame seeds and all of the great spices. then here. we have a blood mary! you get part of your five a day! >> i know. what is on the side here? >> usually you drink blood mary's when you're feeling a
little bit hungover so a little bit of stuff to eat as you drink. kind of a meal and made with soju instead of vodka. >> looks too good to drink but i think i will. >> one of my favorite things about korean food you get these small vegetable dishes. if you're a home cook, i mean, how hard is it to make kim chi at home? >> you just buy it, honestly! >> just buy it? >> old secret recipe. go to the grocery story! >> you can ferment it and koreans make it fresh usually once a keep and have a party. then they make -- >> exactly! >> so it is a bit of a process. it's not that hard but it is something that you have to commit to. >> i've heard that your mom basically enslaved you in the kitchen as a child? >> absolutely. everything from scratch. that taste of home away from home so my sister and i had to make hundreds and hundreds of dumplings and you couldn't buy things like you could now. >> you can say thank you to her
because look at where you are! i wonder. had incredible background on finance on the trading floor and morgan stanley and goldman sa s sachs. was there resistance from the family? >> my mom was a doctor and dad was a chemist and thought i was going the science route so being a chef was not in the vocabulary. i had piano lessons as a child! it's crazy! >> how did you decide to walk away from wall street? >> i was old enough and living under my own roof and said, mom, you can't tem me what to do any more so i'm going to follow my own passion and life is too short not to do what you want to do. look at you, you know? >> i'm not a doctor. >> you're not a doctor but there are tons of careers that are available to everyone. so why not explore and do something that you actually truly love? >> as i pass you this dish. >> thank you. >> i want to ask you the question of questions which is if you could share this meal
with anyone from the past or present, who would it be? >> i would have to say it would be connie chung. >> yes! >> you probably feel the same way. when i was growing up, she was the only asian female on tv, period. >> our hero. >> yes. >> she was the only person i had to look up to. when i saw her on tv, i thought, wow! i could do something like this and made being a television chef to me somewhat of a reality and she kind of paved the way for all of us. >> i love her and she is still alive! >> exactly. chef judy, thank you. for more, head to our website at cbs this morning.com. here is a look at your weekend weather.
up next our "saturday session" with the lemon twigs. a band with influences that span rock history and a fan base that includes elton john and -- >> oh, no. >> we will chat with the two teenage brothers who started the band and they will perform just ahead on "cbs this morning: saturday." >> announcer: the dish is sponsored by folgers. the best part of waking up is folgers in your cup. for your very first christmas. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. your daddy made this when he was a little boy. this is your dad at my house, where he had his first christmas. thanks for making the coffee. well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here mom. me too. look who's here!
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in this morning's "saturday session" the lemon twigs. brian and michael grew up in a music hal household while actin on broadway. now their pop is being noticed from everyone from quest love to elton john. >> they will perform from their debut album in a bit. first, i caught up with them at their new york home. the dedario brothers have been playing music in the basement of their parents' long island home since they were kids. actually, they are still kids. ryan is 19. michael, 17. when did you start writing songs? >> ryan wrote his first song at 7. >> it's sloppy and stuff but basically it's a rip-off of the amomonkees song. >> reporter: absorbed from their
father's record collection. ronnie, is a session mu judicious who has released his own records. >> people would always ask me, did you do anything? i would say say no. >> reporter: but ronnie and his wife susan made sure their boys were surrounded by whatever instruments they needed including a gong. >> you want a gong, start out with the beatles and beach boys. ♪ i want to hold your hand >> and they discovered it on their own. >> reporter: it's just interesting at that age what you guy pulled out of those records. >> we are always kind of trying to strive to make sure it didn't come out of anybody else's head. >> reporter: you guys had a cover band before this? stood for? >> m.o.t.p. members of the press. i wasn't going to finish that one. that was our first thing we did like in third grade. >> then it lasted, you know,
right up until the end of high school. >> did you guys play live? >> we played, like, really empty places all the time. >> reporter: really empty places? when they weren't making music, they both worked as child actors. michael played elizabeth bank's son in the film "people like us." >> that is child abuse. >> reporter: ryan was in the disney musical "the little mermaid" on broadway. >> i was a flounder. >> reporter: do you think it's affected your stage act in any way? >> i think it just made us more comfortable on stage. and you have to be comfortable to put yourself out there in any way. >> reporter: now as the lemon twigs, they have just launched their first tour. what do you think about what has been happening to you? >> we are just very lucky. like, our dad went through -- well, he did all of the same things that we did in terms of,
like, trying to write songs and things didn't, like, happen for him. you know? so we are aware that this could have very easily gone a different way. >> we didn't have anything to sell and now we have stuff to sell and people are buying it. >> reporter: you got t-shirts? >> yeah, we got t-shirts. we got record. >> beautiful t-shirt. >> we will get you one. we just got to get some dates on the back! >> reporter: now performing the latest single from their debut album "do hollywood," here are the lemon twigs with "these words." >> 1-2-3! ♪
♪ these words, these words serve only to fill up a hole ♪ >> don't go away! we will be right back with more music from the lemon twigs. you're watching "cbs this morning: saturday." >> announcer: "saturday sessions" are responsed by blue -- sponsored by blue buffalo. you love your pets like family so feed them like family with blue. our mission is to produce programs and online content for african women as they try to build their businesses and careers.
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♪ as long as we're together i don't see what's wrong with that ♪ this is better than the last one. ♪ but only in my mind would i begin to think it true ♪ ♪ but only in my mind would i begin to think it true ♪ ♪ but only in my mind would i begin to think it true ♪ ♪ but only in my mind would i begin to think it true ♪
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